My experience here at Disney is one of the happiest, challenging and developing moments of my young life. Throughout the six month I can honestly say that, I’ve learnt how to be independent, responsible and I’ve become more knowledgeable. In the beginning of the program I was faced with culture shock, because Belize is a third world country and it’s my first time to America so everything was different. For example we don’t have McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s etc. in Belize, so seeing so much franchises was like walking into a pond filled with some big fishes. But that didn’t hamper my progress because I’m the type of person that can easily adjust to anything as quick as a heartbeat. I also had to adjust living with complete strangers; I had to adjust to their cultures and lifestyles. Now, I can say that I learnt how to compromised, reasoned and just be a humble individual. Later in this report I will talk about the skills that I have acquired, knowledge, my personal growth and my overall experience. Also I will touch on my going back home, my future plans. Looking back on my experience I can honestly say that I have acquired some important skills that will stay with me forever. For example managing my time, the first time that I took the test I score seven yes and five no. I took it today I score ten yes and two no, so I believe that I have master the art of time management. I always try to get everything completed from my to-do list. I have a calendar in my room that I keep important event on it and I check them off as I complete them. This helps me to keep track of the accomplishments that I have made. Being here in this program I learned how to meet my responsibilities, for example in my apartment, I’m not a lazy person so when I use something I clean it. Or when it’s my day to take out the trash I make sure that it’ completed, same as the bathroom I clean it with no complains. It’s all about maturing and being independent, the only difference for me it’s with having standards. I also meet my responsibilities toward my work, for example by getting out of the bed, getting to work thirty minutes before your actual clock in time. Having clean costumes, upholding the Disney look always. Being here at Disney, I learnt how to solve problems in my apartment and at work. For example in my apartment I learnt how compromise and speak to my roommates without accusing each other. At work guest have many demands, so to solve their problems I try to find reasonable and achievable ideas. Being able to help the guest, makes them feel really important, because that simple idea or even giving them directions can brighten up their day. Communicating is not a problem for me, being here just made it more define. Sometimes, when people meet me they are like “I thought you were from New York or Los Angeles because you don’t have an accent” or “your English is perfect”. At my work, it’s so funny because there are not a lot of cast members who speak Spanish. So every time there is a guest who speaks something that sounds like Spanish everybody is like “Mary”! Sometimes it’s really funny because I can understand Spanish very well and I speak a little. But most of the time the guest are speaking Portuguese a total different language from Spanish. I don’t know how I do, but somehow I just know what they want or looking for. Working as a team member, I believe this one of my favorite things because I created many relationships and I can say learn that I learn so much about their culture. For example, one of my good friends is from Spain, we started the same day and we’re leaving the same day. We both worked at Jedi Training Academy and now we both work together at Sunset Market Ranch. I even had the opportunity to meeting her mom, so I believe working with people from diverse culture you open to learn a lot about each other. Sometimes serving customers may be challenging because the person at the register may rang up...
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